Detroit Lions reveal jersey numbers for 2024 draft picks

On the first day of rookie minicamp, the Lions revealed jersey numbers for their incoming draft picks.
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Ahead of their three-day rookie minicamp, the Detroit Lions announced jersey numbers for the six incoming 2024 draft picks.

CB Terrion Arnold: 0
CB Ennis Rakestraw Jr.: 15
OT Giovanni Manu: 59
RB/S Sione Vaki: 33
DT Mekhi Wingo: 94
OG Christian Mahogany: 73

Mahogany had already confirmed on social media he will wear No. 73, which he also wore at Boston College. Arnold wore No. 3 at Alabama, but that's Lions' punter Jack Fox's number. So the Lions' first-round pick will take No. 0, which wide receiver Marvin Jones wore last year when the league opened that number up to be worn. "Zero" could also be an appropriate metaphor for the number of catches Arnold plans to allow.

Mike Payton of AtoZ Sports put together a little history for each of the numbers the Lions' new draft picks are wearing.

Via Pride of Detroit, here are the jersey numbers the Lions' undrafted rookies will be wearing.

WR Isaiah Williams: 83
WR Jalon Calhoun: 80
TE Isaac Rex: 86
C Kingsley Eguakun: 65
C Bryan Hudson: 64
C Duke Clemens: 63
EDGE Isaac Ukwu: 45
EDGE Nate Lynn: 57
LB Steele Chambers: 51
LB/S DaRon Gilbert: 53
CB Morice Norris: 39
S Loren Strickland: 48
S Chelen Garnes: 35
K James Turner: 43
LS Hogan Hatten: 49

All these numbers could change before the season starts, as the roster takes shape and numbers open up. So rushing to buy a jersey for one of the rookie draft picks is not necessarily advised.

In case you missed it, or forgot, the Lions announced jersey numbers for their free agent signings and new jersey numbers for some incumbent players for 2024 last month.

QB Hendon Hooker: 2 (previously 12)
QB Nate Sudfeld: 8 (previously 10)
WR Daurice Fountain: 12 (previously 84)
WR Antoine Green: 18 (previously 80)
RB Zonovan Knight: 27 (previously 28)
RB Jermar Jefferson: 28 (previously 39)
TE Shane Zylstra: 84 (previously 84, but was on IR and number was unassigned at the end of last season)
DT Brodric Martin: 99 (previously 98)

WR Tre’Quan Smith: 10
CB Amik Robertson: 21
CB Carlton Davis III: 23
OL Netane Muti: 52
OG Kevin Zeitler: 71
EDGE Marcus Davenport: 92
EDGE Mathieu Betts: 95
DT DJ Reader: 98


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